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    Justice Noah H. Swayne Autograph Letter Signed Signed, "N. H. Swayne," as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1.25 pages, 5" x 8", front and verso. Columbus, November 12, 1868. To Hon. Henry E. Davies and others, Committee. In full: "I have received your invitation to be present at a dinner to be given to the Hon. Wm M. Evarts, Attorney General of the United States, at the Astor House, on the 17th inst. No one estimates more highly than I do the professional learning and ability and the professional and personal character, of that distinguished gentleman, and it would give me great pleasure to accept your invitation if it were in my power to do so. I regret to have to say that my public duties will detain me in in (sic) Ohio until the close of the present month." Evarts, President Andrew Johnson's Chief Counsel in his impeachment trial, which had ended just six months earlier, was appointed by Johnson as Attorney General on July 15, 1868. Appointed by Lincoln, Swayne served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1862-1881. Erasure and correction by Swayne on one word. Two words smudged. Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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